College & Scholarship Applications Preparation Seminar

Do you want to get a head start on your college application essays? Are you feeling overwhelmed about the college application process, scholarships, and interviews? Would you like expert guidance and insights about how to put together your best applications possible to stand out from the crowd?

I am here to help! I was accepted to all the universities I applied to: Stanford University, UC Irvine with a Regent’s Scholarship, UCSB with a Regent’s Scholarship, and the University of Southern California with a full-tuition Associate’s Trustee merit scholarship. I attended USC, graduated summa cum laude, and earned a full-tuition waiver for a three-year Master’s degree program at Purdue University. I am now a 2013-14 John Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. In addition, during my years of schooling I have been awarded more than $78,000 of outside scholarship monies. I have also served on various scholarship selection committees. Now I would love to share my insights and strategies with you to help you succeed!

At my College & Scholarship Applications Preparation Seminar, we will:

o brainstorm stand-out topics for common application and scholarship essay prompts
o practice techniques to bring your writing from ho-hum to dynamic and memorable
o learn tips for excelling in scholarship and college interviews
o discuss how to get the best letters of recommendation
o review correct resume formatting
o learn how to avoid the top five most common mistakes I’ve seen—plus I’ll reveal my number-one tip for standing out in an application, scholarship essay, or interview!

All attendees will also be given a folder of hand-outs, including a timeline and checklist to assist in preparing college applications; a comprehensive list of scholarships (local, statewide and national) and links to scholarship databases; and a copy of my Powerpoint presentation used in the seminar.

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Join us!

Who: High school freshmen, sophomores & juniors

When: November 17th, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: The conference room at Jensen Design and Survey at 1672 Donlon Street in Ventura (near the Target shopping center on Telephone Road)

How: Download registration form below; email Dallas at dallaswoodburn@gmail.com; or call (805) 889-5570

Cost: SPACE IS LIMITED to the first twelve registrants
o Early Registration Special (before November 3): $100
o Regular Registration (after November 3, if space still available): $125
Please make checks payable to Dallas Woodburn.

REGISTER NOW! Click to download the College App Seminar 2013 Registration Form

To clarify, the College & Scholarship Application Preparation Seminar is NOT:
x a copy-editing or proofreading service for your application essay
x an individual one-on-one coaching session (but I do offer mentoring as a separate service)
x affiliated with any college, university, high school, or scholarship committee
x able to guarantee any acceptance, admittance or awarding of scholarships

About Seminar Leader Dallas Woodburn

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Dallas Woodburn was accepted to all the universities she applied to: Stanford University, UC Irvine with a Regent’s Scholarship, UCSB with a Regent’s Scholarship, and the University of Southern California with a full-tuition Associate’s Trustee merit scholarship. She attended USC and graduated summa cum laude with Renaissance Scholar distinction. She went on to receive a full-tuition waiver for a three-year Master’s degree program at Purdue University and is now a 2013-14 John Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. During her years of schooling, Dallas also earned more than $78,000 of outside scholarship monies.

While at Purdue, Dallas taught undergraduate Creative Writing, Business Writing, and Introductory Composition courses for three years and received numerous university-wide Excellence in Teaching awards, including the “Q-Award” based on outstanding student evaluations for all six semesters she taught. She also has experience as a workshop instructor and coordinator of the Young Writers Program of the prestigious Santa Barbara Writers Conference and has taught the Write On! Summer Writing Camp the past five years to great success.

Dallas has served on various scholarship selection committees. She is an acclaimed writer, speaker and teacher. She has spoken to numerous civic and academic groups including the American Association of University Women, the University of Southern California Associates & Trustees, the Ventura County Reading Association, and various Soroptimist, Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions clubs.

A partial list of her scholarships—national, statewide and local—include:
o National Girls Going Places Award
o Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Scholarship
o Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholarship
o Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars Award
o Glamour Magazine “Best of You” Award
o NFIB “Free Enterprise” Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
o Julius Gius Star Scholars Award
o Alpha Lambda Delta Scholarship
o Bank of America Scholarship Award
o Elks Most Valuable Student Competition
o Target All-Around Scholarship
o Ventura Elks Lodge Scholarship
o Kohl’s Kids Who Care Award
o Ventura Sunrise Optimists Club Scholarship
o WOW! Special Events Scholarship
o CosmoGirl/Stay Free Your Day Your Way Scholarship
o Vivian Klemz Memorial Scholarship

At the College & Scholarship Applications Preparation Seminar, Dallas will share advice, knowledge, and resources that helped her succeed in the college admittance and scholarship applications process, that she is confident will help you, too!

Questions? Ready to register?

College App Seminar 2013 Registration Form

Email dallaswoodburn@gmail.com; or call (805) 889-5570.

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